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She looked most beautiful of all the prospective brides. She was everything he wanted: submissive, fair-skinned, domesticated, orphaned and uneducated. Marrying her would satisfy his parents, keep his house spotless and his belly full while he continued his partying lifestyle. Some girls would do anything to get out of India!

He was found dead on their second anniversary. Alcohol poisoning said the post-mortem. But the booze perfectly hid remnants of the real poison.

As a permanent resident she was now free to continue her original plan. Use her law degree to help other migrant women.

She had the last laugh.

***Inspired by the Write Tribe prompt for 100 words on Saturday and the Weekly Wednesday Prompt***

Until next time,


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    January 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Lov dis ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Eloquent Mind
    January 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Ooooh, nice ! ๐Ÿ™‚ What an innovative way to use 2 prompts… loved it !
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      Psych Babbler
      January 31, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks EM! ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to get them both in because I might be having a busy weekend! ๐Ÿ˜›

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    January 31, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Ouchie wow! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    January 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Love it. It served him right and now, she is free. Must say, it’s the plight faced by many women.
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Vishal! That’s what I thought… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Nicely done,PB ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Cathy Graham
    January 31, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Loved your use of two prompts. It’s a sad thing that many women are resigned to a life like this, but I’m glad this woman got her revenge. Good for her!!

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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Welcome here Cathy! Thanks…sadly this occurrence is far more common than we realise…hence my optimistic take!

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    February 1, 2014 at 2:00 am

    wow. loved it.
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    Viji Venu
    February 1, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Well thought!….Good one.

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    nibha gupta
    February 1, 2014 at 5:26 am

    an astonishing take at both the prompts!! liked the twist in the end!
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thanks Nibha! Glad you liked it… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Shilpa Garg
    February 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Wow!! That’s a brilliant story!! And very smart of her ๐Ÿ™‚
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    usha menon
    February 1, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Very nicely you have integrated two prompts into one. Written brilliantly.
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you Usha! Amazing what deadlines can do… ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Rainbow Hues
    February 1, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Two prompts wrapped in one…excellent !

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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kajal…amazing what the brain can do when you are running out of time! ๐Ÿ˜›

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    Talya Tate Boerner
    February 2, 2014 at 12:25 am

    Wow. Very dark. Well done!

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    February 2, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Lovely take on the two prompts! And by the way I love the names of your two cats ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Welcome here Gauri! And thank you…for the comment on the post and the kitties! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Sreeja Praveen
    February 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Wow… the art of combining two prompts, and so beautifully and meaningfully ๐Ÿ™‚ Good Story, and a smart protagonist !
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Welcome here Sreeja! Thanks for the comment…it just fell into place with these two prompts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 3, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Wonderful! Another interesting take on a prompt ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Tinu menachery
    February 3, 2014 at 12:55 am

    *gulp* lolol … super loved ittt ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Welcome here Tinu! Thank you… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    February 3, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I loved your take on the prompt…….a brilliant one! And I am glad that she had the last laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      February 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Welcome here Dreamzandclouds! Thanks for the comment…I am glad she got her revenge… ๐Ÿ˜€

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